“In those quiet moments in a pro athlete’s offseason,” writes Matt Porter of The Boston Globe, “when they aren’t focusing on the next game or shift, they set their goals. David Pastrnak has learned to make his sky-high.”
“There is one great point that actually [Brad Marchand] told me many, many years ago, when I was young,” Pastrnak told Porter. “He said, ‘You have to always aim 10 goals higher than you think you can get.’ So I was aiming at 60 [but] wasn’t really thinking I would get there.”
With a hat trick on Sunday, Pastrnak did it — and his team made history.
He scored his 58th, 59th, and 60th goals in a 5-3 win over the Flyers, the NHL-record 63rd victory of the season for the Bruins. They have one more win than the 1995-96 Red Wings and 2018-19 Lightning.
The Bruins (63-12-5, 131 points), who host the Capitals on Tuesday and visit the Canadiens on Thursday, have two more games to break the NHL record for points in a season (132, set by the 1976-77 Canadiens).
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